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Latest News Stories

Lighting up for Baby Loss Awareness Week 2021

13 October 2021

The Trust marked Baby Loss Awareness Week with a live-streamed memorial service at the hospital Chapel last Saturday. The Hospital entrance was also lit up in pink and blue to signify the special week.  During Baby Loss Awareness Week, from 9-15 October, we remember all the little ones who have sadly d

Rotherham Community Matron Is A Health Hero

13 October 2021

Associate Community Matron for the Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, Cerise Stubbings, is over the moon to have been nominated as a Daily Mail Health Hero!  Cerise found out recently that she has been shortlisted to the final seven, thanks to a joint nomination from two families who she has worked extensiv

Sexual Health Team ‘Highly Commended’ in “Oscars of the medical world”

07 October 2021

The Trust’s Integrated Sexual Health Service has been ‘Highly Commended’ in the BMJ Awards 2021 for their submission in the Women’s Health category.   Dr Nadi Gupta, Consultant in Sexual Health at the Trust, submitted a project to the BMJ Awards earlier this year, which looked at Long-Acting Revers

Marking Baby Loss Awareness Week 2021

01 October 2021

The Trust will be marking Baby Loss Awareness Week this year with a live-streamed memorial at the hospital Chapel, which will be led by the Chaplaincy office.  Baby Loss Awareness Week, 9-15 October, is a chance to remember all the little ones who have sadly died over the year, and from previous years.

Watch the Trust’s Annual Members’ Meeting

01 October 2021

Our Annual Members’ Meeting took place on 28 September and was held online again this year.  The meeting was an opportunity for members of the public, colleagues and our partners to receive an update on the Trust’s progress and challenges faced during the last financial year, 2020/21.  A number

One-day course to be hosted by the Trust's Trauma and Orthopaedics Department

01 October 2021

The Trust’s Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics is hosting a conference in May 2022 called ‘Orthopaedics for primary care’.   The free one-day course will run for four days from 9-12 May, 2022, and will cover the diagnosis and management of common orthopaedic conditions including:  

Fundraisers show their steel spirit at Sheffield Half Marathon

29 September 2021

Thousands of runners turned out to celebrate the return of the iconic Run for All Sheffield Half Marathon after a two year break, including five Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity fundraisers.

People in Rotherham are encouraged to leave families certain for Organ Donation Week

20 September 2021

This Organ Donation Week (20 to 26 September) NHS Blood and Transplant and The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust are calling on people to talk to their families about organ donation and leave them certain about their decision.    Over 470,000 people in South Yorkshire are already on the NHS Organ Donor R

Fundraisers inspired by cancer survivor hit the road for charities

17 September 2021

A coach company with a big heart celebrated a colleague successfully beating cancer by organising a fundraising trip to the seaside.

Celebrity football match raises thousands in memory of Millers fan

13 September 2021

A pitch perfect football match was held in memory of a sports-mad dad to raise funds for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity.

Join us for our Annual Members’ Meeting 2021

10 September 2021

The Trust is holding its Annual Members’ Meeting (AMM) on 28 September at 5.30pm.  The meeting will be held virtually again this year to keep our patients and staff safe from the spread of Covid-19 and making it more accessible for members of the public. The session will feature a summary of the

An open letter from Dr Richard Jenkins, Interim CEO

09 September 2021

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, the people of Rotherham have shown our colleagues a huge amount of support and we are extremely grateful for this. While restrictions have eased, we still need your support. Health services are currently very busy which means waiting times may be longer and appointments

Skydivers show there’s no limit to their fundraising

09 September 2021

Daredevil sisters Amanda Haynes and Callie Drabble took a huge leap of faith when they completed a 14,000ft skydive to raise funds for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity.

Rotherham Hospital joins #InWithTheBins campaign

31 August 2021

We are proud to be supporting the #InWithTheBins campaign by installing sanitary bins in men’s toilet cubicles throughout Rotherham Hospital. The campaign, pioneered by ‘Trans Man Talks’ founder Quinn Pearse Brown, aims to increase the provision of sanitary bins for trans men and non-binary people who st

Respect – it works both ways

25 August 2021

Colleagues at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust are asking members of the public to treat each other and healthcare staff with respect as Covid restrictions are eased. Visiting healthcare services can lead to heightened emotions as people are worried, scared or upset, but this can sometimes lead to discr

Physiotherapist returns from Olympics trip

24 August 2021

A physiotherapist at the Trust has returned from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games after a stint working with some of the top athletes in the world. Brian Gilmore, who took the long trip to Japan to work as a Doping Control Officer, is usually a member of the Trust’s Community Hospital Admission Avoidan

‘Further recognition of the Trust’s digital journey’

24 August 2021

The Trust’s Director of Health Informatics has been elected to a UK-wide Chief Information Officer (CIO) Advisory Panel.  James Rawlinson was elected to the CIO Advisory Panel for a two-year term, making up a total of 12 NHS digital leaders.  The Panel is part of the Digital Health Network and is

Greengrocers set up shop at Rotherham Hospital

24 August 2021

Rotherham Hospital recently partnered with local greengrocers, K.D Davis & Sons, to provide staff and visitors the opportunity to stock up on fresh fruit and vegetables whilst on site.  The stall, located at the Main Entrance to the hospital, will be open every Tuesday and Friday from 5.00am un

It’s time to show you’re Proud of our healthcare heroes

24 August 2021

Patients, carers and colleagues are being urged to nominate their healthcare heroes for recognition in The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s 2021 Proud Awards. The awards celebrate excellence in healthcare by recognising Rotherham’s exceptional NHS colleagues who pull out all the stops to deliver fir

Community health services invite you to their fresh air fayre

20 August 2021

Community health services run by The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust are hosting an open air fayre to promote the diverse range of services the NHS has to offer the people of Rotherham. Health care professionals from a number of services, including Diabetes, Ear Care and Audiology, Heart Failure, Spe

Cancer survivor celebrates by thanking NHS staff

19 August 2021

A cancer patient has provided a lasting legacy to the hospital which cared for him by donating £2,000 to the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity.

Colleague has chapter published in prestigious handbook

19 August 2021

One of the Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s Nurse Consultants has been published in the Oxford Handbook of Respiratory Nursing.  Jacqui Pollington, Respiratory Nurse Consultant who is based at Breathing Space, reviewed and updated a chapter on oxygen therapy.  Breathing Space is a dedicated servic

Sexual Health Team shortlisted in the BMJ Awards 2021

19 August 2021

We’re delighted to announce that our Integrated Sexual Health Service has been shortlisted for the BMJ Awards 2021 (Women’s Health category). The team have been invited to a 25-minute virtual judging slot on 23 September where they will meet the judges and present their Long-Acting Reversible Contr

Celebrating home births in Rotherham

17 August 2021

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s Midwifery Teams celebrated Home Birth Day on 6 June.  The number of home births in Rotherham is rising every year and Home Birth Day was a chance to highlight this increasingly popular choice as well as the fantastic teams who support the women who choose this opti

Fundraiser conquers the Devil for NHS charity

02 August 2021

A 76-year-old walker showed that age really is just a number when she tackled the 96-mile West Highland Way to raise funds for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity.

The eighth time’s the charm for Trust with Prevention of Accidents award

02 August 2021

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust has won a national award for health and safety – its eighth Gold Award in a row, giving the Trust the prestigious Gold Medal Award.   The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) awarded the Trust the Gold Medal Award for health and safety for 20

New NHS website to give families greater health confidence and reduce pressure on the NHS

30 July 2021

A new website that provides consistent and high-quality advice from local health professionals on health issues affecting pregnant women, babies, children and young people across South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw, has been launched. On the ‘Healthier Together’ website www.sybhealthiertogether.nhs.uk fami

Covid-19 vaccine study comes to Rotherham

28 July 2021

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is taking part in an exciting research study for a new Covid-19 vaccine.   Developed by Global biotech company, Valneva, the vaccine is being manufactured at the company’s site in Livingston, Scotland, and is the only inactivated, adjuvanted (which means an

Lifelong friends retire after a total of 88 years in Rotherham Hospitals

23 July 2021

Two of the Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s Midwives who have clocked up a total of 88 years in Rotherham Hospitals have retired together.  Best friends, Jayne Manderson and Sharon Kaye, who are “Rotherham born and bred” completed their final shifts at the end of June and are now looking forward to

Rotherham NHS communications employee receives British Empire Medal

23 July 2021

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s Communications Manager Damian Staples celebrated receiving the Royal seal of approval from the Queen in her New Year’s Honours List by collecting his medal.

Midwife Sarah completes 100k Captain Tom challenge

20 July 2021

Marvellous midwife Sarah Neal completed a 100k walk to keep the memory of Sir Captain Tom Moore alive and to raise funds for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity.

Warriors swap pain for pounds to support hospital charity

15 July 2021

A daring team of fundraisers braved 100 tons of mud and 25 gruelling obstacles along a 12k route to raise funds for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity.

Pulmonary rehab returns to the class

08 July 2021

The Trust’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation Team at Breathing Space has worked throughout the pandemic to help patients across Rotherham manage their conditions.   The team are delighted to be now offering face-to-face sessions again at the site’s modern, multi-purpose gym on Badsley Moor Lane.  Pulmonary

Reintroduction of car parking charges at Rotherham Hospital

08 July 2021

Car parking charges for patients and visitors to Rotherham Hospital are being reintroduced from Monday 19 July 2021. The charges have not been increased since July 2019 and apply to the public car parks on the Rotherham Hospital site.  From 19 July 2021, the following charges will apply: Up to 30

Proving the power of food on Dietitians' Week

23 June 2021

During Dietitians' Week, we highlighted some of the nutrition messages from our teams.   Public health messages we’ve shared on social media included information on salt intake, cholesterol and the keto diet.   We also heard from some of our Dietetic Assistants (DA) to find out about wh

Groundbreaking stop smoking programme aims to save thousands of lives in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw

18 June 2021

A groundbreaking stop smoking programme, which has the potential to save up to 2,000 lives and 4,000 hospital readmissions a year, has been launched across South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw. The QUIT Programme is being delivered by South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System (SYB ICS) in par

Answering the call! Why our volunteers rock

09 June 2021

  Rotherham is celebrating Volunteers Month and we wanted to highlight some of the fantastic people who help the Trust every day.   Although this year has been tough, the Trust has still managed to retain some of our volunteers for various roles, working within the COVID-19 restrictions.  

Midwife on the move in memory of Captain Tom

03 June 2021

Midwife Sarah Neal has been putting her best foot forward in memory of national hero Sir Captain Tom Moore to raise funds for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity.

Shopping with the feel-good factor, thanks to the Stock Shop

21 May 2021

Fundraisers can now support the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity when they shop at The Stock Shop.

Join a national outpouring of love to raise money for your local NHS charity

13 May 2021

The Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity is urging people to raise a cuppa at the nation’s biggest tea break on 5 July to help raise money for the incredible NHS.

Portrait of a hero

13 May 2021

A local painter has donated a portrait of Captain Sir Tom Moore to the Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s Acute Surgical Unit (ASU).  Chris Hawke, whose partner Kathy Keedy works on ASU as a Healthcare Assistant, said he wanted to do something for staff and visitors to the hospital and as a tribute to Ca

Pitch perfect fundraising event in memory of football fan

12 May 2021

The family of a man who passed away at Rotherham Hospital will be hosting a memorial football match in his memory to raise funds for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity.

Midwife Dotty honoured with national award

07 May 2021

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s Dotty Watkins, Head of Quality and Governance – Maternity, has won a Gold Award from NHS England’s Chief Midwifery Officer for her services to the profession. The Gold Award recognises midwives in England for their lifetime achievement and exceptional contribution to m

Mum in a million inspires NHS charity fundraising

07 May 2021

The family of a woman who sadly died following a battle with Covid-19 are celebrating her life by walking two million steps to raise funds for The Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity.

Warriors to turn mud into money for hospital charity

29 April 2021

A daring team of fundraisers are preparing to brave a 12K route of 25 punishing obstacles and 100 tons of mud to raise money for the Rotherham Hospital and Community.

Integrated Sexual Health Service best in England for LARC

28 April 2021

The Trust’s Integrated Sexual Health Service is one of the top services in England for uptake of Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) among women.  Due to the hard work of the team during the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an increase in the use of the contraception in Rotherham, which goe

Ask Olive is one!

27 April 2021

Ask Olive is one! Rotherham Maternity Service’s Ask Olive is one year old on 29 April.  The Facebook page dedicated to answering questions of pregnant women in Rotherham was set up last year to help local women have easy access to information.  Midwives Laura Tomlinson and Danielle Thomas have be

Support your NHS heroes during 5K May

26 April 2021

Fundraisers who like to walk, run, swim or roll are being sought by the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity to tackle Run for Heroes’ latest 5K May challenge.

100 ways to fundraise for your local NHS charity in memory of Sir Tom

23 April 2021

The family of Captain Sir Tom Moore are encouraging fundraisers to take on their own ‘100’ challenge to mark what would have been his 101st birthday on 30 April.

Charity receives the green light for hospital garden projects

22 April 2021

The Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity has received a £50,000 grant from NHS Charities Together to help fund staff gardens and a woodland walk at Rotherham Hospital.

A fourth Purple Butterfly room for Rotherham Hospital

29 March 2021

Women who sadly experience an early pregnancy loss can now be cared for in the privacy and comfort of a new Purple Butterfly room on ward B11 at Rotherham Hospital.

Good eggs sought for charity’s crafty Easter competition

29 March 2021

Creative youngsters with a flair for fundraising are being sought by the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity to create the ultimate Easter egg this half term.

Marking Healthcare Science Week 2021

12 March 2021

Healthcare Science Week is an annual week-long programme designed to promote the amazing work of healthcare science professionals and highlight the difference they make to patients’ lives. Healthcare Scientists work in areas ranging from Life Sciences (such as Biochemistry, Microbiology and Genomics), Ph

Give your feedback on our Quality Improvement Priorities for 2021/22

04 March 2021

Every year the Trust develops a set of quality improvement priorities for the year ahead. We have developed some proposed quality improvement priorities for 2021/22 to ensure there is a continuous drive to improve the quality of care provided for our patients. We would really like to hear your comments on the pri

Trust apprentices awarded by RNN Group

04 March 2021

Two of the Trust’s apprentices have been awarded in RNN Group’s annual Apprenticeship of the Year Awards. Bev Belcher and Amanda Shaw received the accolades after the virtual announcement of the awards made during National Apprenticeship Week in February. Amanda won the Higher Apprentice of the Year Awa

Governor Elections – your chance to get involved

02 March 2021

Are you passionate about your local community and about the services that The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust provides to you, your family and friends? If you live in Wentworth North, Rother Valley South, Rother Valley West or Rotherham North, you could do something to help your NHS and stand in ou

Talk to your family and ‘Leave them Certain’ about organ donation

19 February 2021

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is backing a new NHS campaign to urge families in Rotherham to talk about organ donation following research that less than half of adults in England have had the conversation. The Leave Them Certain campaign aims to highlight the impact not knowing has on the famili

National Apprenticeship Week 2021

08 February 2021

It’s National Apprenticeship Week! We’re introducing you to some of our amazing apprentices this week and highlighting the fantastic opportunities available at the Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust. Our apprentices have all been working so hard over the past year and we’d like to thank them for taki

Turn your pyjamas into pounds for NHS charity

02 February 2021

The Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity is encouraging youngsters to wear their pyjamas with pride this February.

New Director of Finance appointed

28 January 2021

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust has appointed a new Director of Finance. Steve Hackett, of Retford, Nottinghamshire, will take up the position at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust in July 2021. Steve, a father-of-two, is currently Executive Director of Finance and Performance at Rotherham Donc

Children show their fundraising drive for NHS charity

28 January 2021

Youngsters have been showcasing their entrepreneurial spirit to fundraise for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity during lockdown.

All smiles for dentist hopeful

25 January 2021

One of the Trust’s dental patients has been inspired to work in the sector after being treated at Rotherham Hospital.  Michael Underwood, known as Spike, has been a long-standing dental patient at the Trust and has recently been accepted onto a university programme to train future dentists.  Michae

Show your love for the NHS this Valentine’s Day

22 January 2021

The Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity is appealing for fundraisers to spread the love this Valentine’s Day by sending a virtual message of hope to NHS colleagues.

Virtual tributes sought for hospital memorial garden

19 January 2021

The Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity needs your fundraising support to ensure a new memorial garden at Rotherham Hospital continues to bloom.

Intouch the choice for digital patient flow

18 January 2021

The Trust has chosen Intouch with Health to support the digital transformation of its outpatient department and to help deliver an improved hospital experience for patients while alleviating pressure on admin and clinical staff. Managing more than 250,000 outpatient appointments every year, the

Pledge to support your local NHS charity in 2021

15 January 2021

As Big Ben struck midnight on New Year’s Eve, did you make a resolution to do more for your local community? If so, the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity needs your support this year.

Fundraisers tell 2020 to Jog On

14 January 2021

We might not have been able to meet on the start line at fundraising events recently, but four fundraisers from The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust didn’t let that stop them tackling the Run for All Jog On 2020.

Apprentice shines with Principal’s Award

08 January 2021

A Trust apprentice has won a top award from RNN College.  Emma Thurston, a Clinical Support Assistant in the Photopheresis Unit, received the Principal’s Award last term for being a fantastic role model for other students.  Graham Travis, Learning & Development – Apprenticeship Manager, said

A Royal Zoom call

06 January 2021

Two of our Speech and Language Therapists have taken part in a Zoom call with a member of the Royal family as part of celebrations for the 75th anniversary of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.  Rachel Radford, Clinical Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, and Rebekah Davies,

Happy New Baby!

06 January 2021

Little Albie was waiting until the new year had truly begun before making his entrance on New Year’s day! Albie William Frost-Meese was one of eight babies born in Rotherham on 1 January. He was born at 2.47pm and weighed an impressive 9lb 10.5oz. He joins mum Lyndsay, dad Scott and sister Megan and broth

Rotherham NHS communications employee honoured by the Queen

31 December 2020

 The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s Communications Officer Damian Staples has received the royal seal of approval from Her Majesty the Queen in her New Year’s Honour’s List.

Update from Maternity Services

18 December 2020

We recognise the value of the support of a partner, relative or friend for pregnant women when accessing maternity care services.  The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust Maternity Services remain committed to facilitating support for pregnant women throughout their pregnancy and childbirth.

Rotherham Care Home stars in digital ad

17 December 2020

Health and Care staff in Rotherham have helped care home residents get online as part of a national campaign. Barclays Digital Eagles have committed to help digitally upskill staff and residents at 500 care homes across the UK this year - and Rotherham has played a starring role. Not only did

Nurse inspired to Run for All at Rotherham Hospital this Christmas

14 December 2020

We haven’t been able to meet on the start line as hoped this year, but the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity is joining forces with Run for All to encourage fundraisers to Jog On and start 2021 as we mean to go on. Entries are now open in the Run for All Jog On 2020 – a new virtual fundraising challenge

Thunder visits Rotherham Hospital

10 December 2020

Thunder the therapy husky paid a visit to Rotherham Hospital recently to bring smiles to hardworking staff. Staff across the NHS have faced a difficult year battling the Covid-19 pandemic with many feeling fatigued, vulnerable and emotional, but a number of colleagues took the opportunity to reap the rewa

Charity single has the X-mas Factor

09 December 2020

You’ve heard of Band Aid and Children in Need, now behold the next big collaboration – the Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s charity Christmas single!  The original song, called Christmas Courage, is based on a poem written by Activities Coordinator, Maggie Boldan, and has been brought to life by graphi

The Source Skills Academy’s fundraising commitment to NHS charity

03 December 2020

One of South Yorkshire’s leading training providers will be putting their fundraising skills to the test in 2021 after nominating the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity as their first ever charity of the year.

Charity appeals for your 'messages in a bauble'

02 December 2020

The Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity is launching its festive ‘Message in a Bauble’ initiative where members of the public can help to decorate a rainbow-coloured Christmas tree with heartfelt notes in return for a donation.

Charity’s Christmas wish for presents for patients

02 December 2020

The Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity is teaming up with Santa and Amazon to ensure our patients receive a Christmas gift this year.

Fundraising heroes wear their masks for charity

02 December 2020

A team of crafty fundraisers have replaced smiles with butterflies thanks to a host of hand-made masks created to boost the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity’s Purple Butterfly Appeal.

NHS staff to follow in Santa’s footsteps for festive challenge

30 November 2020

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, especially for an intrepid team of fundraisers who are hoping to reach Lapland in time for December 24.

NHS charity’s Christmas wish for virtual donations

25 November 2020

The countdown to Christmas has begun and The Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity is challenging you to rattle your collection buckets virtually to help raise funds for the NHS.

Charities collaborate on new memorial garden at Rotherham Hospital

19 November 2020

The memory of loved ones who have sadly died will live on thanks a new memorial garden currently being built at Rotherham Hospital.

World Prematurity Day 2020: A big light for our littlest patients

18 November 2020

A light was shone on Rotherham Hospital this week as families and healthcare professionals came together to celebrate World Prematurity Day on 17 November. To put the event on the map, kind-hearted company LensGo Visual Media and Charlie Redfern of CFR Group LTD lit the hospital in vivid purple – the

World Prematurity Day - Ruben's Story

17 November 2020

Ruben was born on 20 September 2016, an astounding 10 weeks early, and weighing a tiny 2lb 1oz. Here mum Lucy tells us Ruben’s story: “We knew from around 26 weeks that it was very likely Ruben would come early as he wasn’t growing. At a check-up at 30 weeks we were told he’d need to be delivered immedia

World Prematurity day - Harrison's Story

17 November 2020

Harrison Gannon has not long since celebrated his first birthday. He was born at 31 weeks gestation and has made amazing progress after spending the first two months of life in special care. Mum Natalie shares her story: “We had no signs that Harrison might come early. I had been feeling extremely poorly

World Prematurity Day - Jack's story

17 November 2020

Little Jack Morris was born in January 2019, 9 weeks and 3 days early and taking his mum and dad by surprise! After mum Chelsea went into spontaneous labour, Jack was whisked off to Rotherham Hospital’s Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) where the doctors and nurses set about caring for Jack and giving him a f

Alcohol Awareness Week – 16 -22 November - Are you drinking too much during lockdown?

16 November 2020

In the first lockdown earlier this year studies showed an increase in alcohol sales to those who might not normally drink in their homes. This alcohol awareness week why not take the opportunity to find out more about responsible drinking and the risks of drinking too much? This handy image will help to give

Craft group has got it covered

04 November 2020

It’s now mandatory to wear facemasks when out and about on public transport and in shops – but thanks to a generous donation from a Sheffield sewing group, colleagues at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust will be wearing theirs with style.

Celebrating National Pathology Week

02 November 2020

The work of the Pathology Department at Barnsley and Rotherham Hospitals underpins every aspect of patient care, from diagnostic testing to preventing disease. As part of National Pathology week, we take a look behind the scenes at the replacement of the main analysers and robotics in the Blood Sciences L

Visiting restrictions

30 October 2020

THIS INFORMATION IS CORRECT AS OF FRIDAY 30 OCTOBER 2020. The following visitor restrictions are in place until further notice at Rotherham Hospital. For adult inpatients, the restrictions are: One named visitor for patients with dementia, learning disabilities or autism One vi

Volunteers wanted

23 October 2020

We're looking for volunteers for Rotherham Hospital to help our patients keep in contact with loved ones while on the wards. We need:    Patient Communication Facilitators Patient Property Facilitators   Patient Communication Facilitators The role of the Patient

#TRFTProud of our 2020 shortlist

16 October 2020

Colleagues across The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust are celebrating after the shortlist for the 2020 Proud Awards has been announced. More than 400 nominations, including 45 from members of the public, were received for the Trust’s annual awards, which recognise the hard work and dedication of team

Coronavirus infection and pregnancy

15 October 2020

If you are pregnant and have tested positive for Covid-19 or are isolating for any reason (track & trace, household member symptomatic or tested positive for Covid-19) please let your Maternity Services know.  You can inform us by telephoning: • Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Antenatal Clinic – 01709 42 4347 • Out of

AHPs Day - a virtual celebration

13 October 2020

AHP (Allied Healthcare Professions) Day is celebrated annually on October 14. AHPs Day is an opportunity to learn about the wide variety of professions – 14 in total – such as radiographers and speech therapists, and how their roles form a vital part of the Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust and the wi

Families are just a video call away thanks to donated tablets

12 October 2020

Keeping in touch with loved ones is proving to be the best remedy for patients at Rotherham Hospital thanks to new tablet devices funded by NHS charities.

Age is no barrier to learning new skills, thanks to high-tech simulation suit

06 October 2020

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to age 40 years in a matter of minutes? NHS and care homes staff can now find out thanks to a high tech simulation suit funded by the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity

Trust to live-stream memorial for Baby Loss Awareness Week

02 October 2020

Baby Loss Awareness Week takes place between 9-15 October each year to remember the little ones who have sadly died.  To mark the week this year, the Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust will be streaming a live memorial service on Saturday, 10 October, at 3pm for parents and families who have experienc

Instant smiles all round thanks to Fujifilm donation

02 October 2020

There have been picture perfect smiles all round thanks to a donation to the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity from Fujifilm.

Annual Members’ Meeting

02 October 2020

Our Annual Members’ Meeting took place on 29 September and was held digitally this year due to Covid-19 restrictions. The meeting was an opportunity for colleagues, our partners and members of the public to receive an update on the Trust’s progress and challenges faced during the

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